Corinne H. Rieder, Ed.D, the Executive Director of the John A. Hartford Foundation, will retire after 16 years of leading the Foundation effective upon completion of a national search for a successor, the Foundation announced today.
Dr. Rieder, who joined the Foundation in 1996, said, "It has been an honor to lead the Foundation, to work with an excellent Board and staff, and with our outstanding grantees to advance our mission of improving the health of older Americans. I will always be proud of what we have accomplished together, and it is time now for me to pursue new directions in my professional and personal life.”
During her tenure at the John A. Hartford Foundation, Dr. Rieder–the first woman to serve as executive director of the Foundation–expanded Hartford's efforts to build academic capacity in geriatrics in schools of medicine, nursing and social work, creating a lasting impact in all these disciplines. Additionally, she led efforts to build funding partnerships with the National Institute on Aging to continue the Foundation's long-running Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research program, the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program, and, most recently, the Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) program.
Norman H. Volk, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, praised Dr. Rieder's impressive accomplishments at the helm. "Cory Rieder led the Foundation as it created a robust portfolio of investments that improved our nation's ability to provide better health care to older adults," Volk said. "She forged vital and enduring partnerships with key government agencies such as the National Institute on Aging and with other foundations and organizations in the field that amplified our impact dramatically. The Foundation is stronger because of her leadership, and more importantly, so is the field of aging and health."
Board Chairman Norman Volk noted that the change in the Foundation's leadership will not alter the Board of Trustees' commitment to the mission of improving the health of older Americans. "Our consistency and focus is an important part of our success," Volk said. “The Board will work with the staff and executive leadership to ensure that we continue to honor those principles."